One of the big releases from Hublot is the Big Bang 45mm Meca-10 Power Reserve 10 Days, with enquiries already coming through.
However for me personally, I couldn’t look past the Classic Fusion Berluti (below) for its statement in style and materials innovation.
Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto
Berluti’s emblematic Venezia leather and its famous patina, partnered with Hublot’s innovation in watchmaking creates The Classic Fusion. The fusion of expertise sets this limited edition apart with its bold, distinctive personality.
The straps of the 250 model limited edition Classic Fusion Berluti Scritto are expertly carved from Venezia Scritto calf leather with writing inspired by 18th century calligraphy. The bold artist Olga Berluti, was enthused to present a homage to this calligraphy engraved in leather. The tobacco hued leather that also gilds the dial, strikes the perfect poise with the warm nuances of Hublot’s King Gold.
Limited edition of 250 pieces worldwide.
Approx. $41,600 AUD inc GST
Hublot Classic Fusion Berluti
Ref. 511.CM.0500.VR.BER16 (All Black)
In its eminent monochrome, jet-black style, this new collector’s edition has a nero grigio Venezia handmade strap inspired by the art of scarification, marked with the signature “Gaspard” incision of the Berluti House.
The 45 mm black ceramic case contains a HUB1100 mechanical self-winding movement with a nero grigio leather dial signed by Berluti.
This model has been issued in a limited edition of 500.
Approx. $20,800 AUD inc GST
Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 All Black
An introduction to mechanics
Plates, axes, wheels, gears. Let your imagination run free. For all those who spent hours building and dismantling technical constructions, experimenting in the engineering world, the Big Bang MECA-10 offers itself as a transitional object.
It took two years to develop and refine a new manufacture movement with on-board mechanics. Atypical architecture with Meccano-type design.
Limited to 500 pieces worldwide
Approx. $31,250 AUD inc GST
Hublot Big Bang MECA-10 Titanium
Hublot has created a new manufacture movement. Entirely conceived and developed in house, the HUB1201 is a skeleton mechanical movement with manual winding and a 10-day power reserve. There are 223 components, straight and curved perforated metallic strips, crown gears, racks, plates, axes, and ratchet wheels.
An original assembly with ultra-stylised mechanics that will make you want to go straight to your workbench to build and dismantle it over and over again.
- Case: 45mm diameter
- Bezel lug: Black composite resin
- Crown: Titanium (414.NI.1123.RX) or black treated titanium (414.CI.1110.RX)
- Water-resistance: around 100 metres
- Dial: Matt black skeleton
- Movement: HUB1201 Movement developed and manufactured by Hublot, with manual winding, skeleton and power reserve indicator
- Power reserve: Approx. 10 days
Approx. $28,300 AUD inc GST